Definition for RES-TI-TU'TION

RES-TI-TU'TION, n. [L. restitutio.]

  1. The act of returning or restoring to a person some thing or right of which he has been unjustly deprived; as, the restitution of ancient rights to the crown. – Spenser. Restitution is made by restoring a specific thing taken away or lost.
  2. The act of making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss, damage or injury; indemnification. He restitution to the value makes. – Sandys.
  3. The act of recovering a former state or posture. [Unusual.] – Grew. Restitution of all things, the putting the world in a holy and happy state. – Acts iii.

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